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Programme Management Officer (Special Assistant), P3

United Nations
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Fixed term

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Job Summary

EducationAdvanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environment, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work ExperienceA minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.Experience with the UN system is desirable.Experience working in an international, governmental, or non-governmental organizations is desirableExperience in programme planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting and development is desirable.Experience in researching and analyzing data and information to prepare briefing documents is desirable.
LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of any other United Nations languages is desirable.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities
• Oversees substantive preparations for the Director’s meetings and missions.
• Brings priority issues to the attention of the Director, organizes and follows up on issues and liaises with the Executive Office and other Divisions.
• Identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information and briefing notes to the Director gathered from diverse sources.
• Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, memos and emails for the Director, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
• Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
• Oversees the work of the Director’s Administrative/Personal Assistant
• Performs other related duties as required.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 5 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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